City Receives Two Proposals for High School Site

October 30, 2015

Today was the deadline for developers interested in the George Mason High School/Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School site to express that interest, and officials are reporting that two such developers have submitted proposals.

Those proposals are in response to the City’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for the replacement of the existing George Mason High School; expansion of the existing Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School; and redevelopment and commercialization of a portion of the school campus, which is intended to generate revenue to help fund the capital costs of the new and expanded school facilities.

A preliminary review will be conducted to confirm that the proposals are complete and comply with the technical requirements of the RFP. When that is finished, the public content of the proposals will be posted on the City website ( and on the School website ( Some elements of the proposals will remain private for competitive reasons.

For more information about the Campus Redevelopment Project please contact the City Manager’s Office at 703-248-5004 (TTY 711) or the Superintendent’s Office at 703-248-5601.

October 30, 2015 


4 Responses to “City Receives Two Proposals for High School Site”

  1. TFC on October 30th, 2015 10:45 pm

    Wow, a whopping two respondents. Guess it won’t be too hard to review two proposals. Somehow I had the impression they were expecting a lot more action.

  2. Lou Mauro on November 1st, 2015 1:52 am

    Don’t worry, TFC, no matter how bad it is, they will pick one, and we will not know much about it.

  3. Dale walton on November 1st, 2015 3:17 pm

    When you enter that voting booth on Tuesday ask yourself do you want the current school board incumbents running for reelection anywhere near this project which will be many, many times bigger than Mount Daniel and which this current school board and superintendent have screwed up.. ….which is costing taxpayers money we surely can’t afford. And ask yourself further do I want folks they have recruited who have the same mindset elected. Vote for change.

  4. Claude Balz on November 2nd, 2015 8:55 pm

    Yes, send a message that we don’t want any developers of any kind.

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